Los Angeles


501 Creative Office

A renovation to an existing 2-story retail and office building on La Cienega Blvd. Although the building is located in a highly desirable neighborhood, the building sits largely vacant, with small dark, office spaces on the second floor. The client wishes to reinvent both the interior and exterior with enlarged openings, a new facade, public lobby, and restrooms to attract entertainment and creative professional. It is planned to be converted to a single tenant on each floor.

In order to avoid a costly seismic upgrade as part of the work, the design team needed to maintain all existing shear capacity in the existing exterior walls. The use of vertical louvers and metal-clad elements conceals these existing elements & adds and asymmetrical playful element to the facade.

Program: Creative Office Transformation I Area: 15,000 SF I Location: West Hollywood, California I Client: Withheld I Structural: Nous Engineering I MEP Engineering: MEP California I Status: Completed 2022

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Status: Built
Location: West Hollywood, CA, US
Firm Role: Executive Architect